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#1 stevo turbo

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

Hi, im new to this site and in the newbie section I have put that im newly back to fords and im looking for some advise and ideas on a possible new project.

 

So my grandad passed away in December gone and I have been left with his 1995 Escort Estate, with the huge power hose in the form of the 1.8 d :s I had just decided to let it sell on but was only going to look at around £300 for it with tax and test still on it. I had a bit of a clean up of it today and I have realised that its really worth more than £300 in sentimental value. So after giving it a bit of a clean out and wash I have found that its a reasonably clean shell and with only 71k on the clock!

 

So with this in mind and with my love of Vauxhall I was possibly thinking of going for a Vaux power plant? possibly a c20let or even V6? has anyone ever done a ford Vaux combination on here with on of these? I could be very willing to stick with a ford power plant in the equivilant yb or cossie v6. I know to do this its going to be a case of changing the fuel tand and a few other bits and pieces along the way.

 

I would just like peoples thought and ideas on the idea.

 

cheers stevo

 

 



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#2 DanGersFord

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:39 PM

I must say its in decent condition! Its a good idea although personally id go for the cossie v6 :)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

something like the scorpio 3.0L? that was a cossie lump wasn't it?



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

Yes it was :) i can already imagine some wee idiot in a corsa trying to overtake and you leave him eating dust xD



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

I already own a corsa as well!  I am that wee idot lol

 

 

how much power could be possible from them? I know the Vaux ones you don't get much with out spending a fortune. what power standard? 220bph ish?



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

225bhp i believe?? could be wrong



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

A Ford with a Vaux#### engine?

Sacrilege indeed.

 

 

As a wise man once said- I'd rather push a Ford than drive a Vaux####.!



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

Ha ha @ stoney. At least I can appreciate both sides :) just not keen on new stuff.

Also the thought of a Saab motor crossed my mind last night? Anyone know or seen one done?

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